Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6 million cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years – WHO

] The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to…

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Jaffna deaths spark nationwide protests

Students across Sri Lankan universities protested on Monday, condemning the recent death of two Jaffna University students in alleged police shooting and demanding a fair investigation. Thousands of students took to the streets in Jaffna town, blocking A9, the main highway to the island’s north, urging speedy action against the perpetrators. Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), which began investigations on Friday, arrested five policemen in this connection, and remanded them. Seeking intervention The Students Union of Jaffna University has sought a fair investigation into the case, and urged the…

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